19TH CHINESE MEDICAL TEAM TO SERVE RWANDAN PEOPLE
The 19th Chinese medical team in Rwanda, has taken over the role from their predecessors, following Friday’s farewell and welcome reception in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali.
The size of the Chinese medical team in Rwanda reached over 200 members, in only 18 missions, signifying the intensity of health cooperation between Rwanda and China, said Zuberi Muvunyi, Director General of Clinical and Public Health Services, at the Ministry of Health of Rwanda.
Muvunyi, who awarded certificates of honour to members of the 18th Chinese medical team, said, health cooperation between the two countries have important developments in different areas, including infrastructure, equipment and education, envisaging further cooperation in redeveloping Rwanda’s health sector in harmonisation with needs of the Rwandan people, and considering developments in regional integration.
The 18th Chinese medical team working in Kigali’s Masaka Hospital and Kibungo Hospital, in Eastern Province, made real contribution to the improvement of local health services, said Xing Yuchun, charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Rwanda.
Since 1982, when China sent its first medical team to Rwanda, Chinese medics have treated more than 800,000 Rwandans and carried out over 26,000 operations, said Xing.
Besides, they have been providing medical equipment, training Rwandan medical personnel, and transferring medical knowledge and skills, to trainees and other Rwandan people, she added.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK